Entry Level Diploma in Vocational Studies – Hair and Beauty (VTCT) – September 2020

Start Date: 08 September 2020
Funding information: Free for Eligible 16-18 year olds. Adult funding available dependant on learner circumstances otherwise course costs apply.
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

This course provides an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and skills to prepare you for working in the hairdressing / beauty industry and enable you to achieve an industry recognised qualification. The course will provide learners with a good understanding of a range of hairdressing treatments and will enable the development of a range of skills which will prepare you for progression onto further study in this area or into employment.

Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) is a specialist awarding organisation (AO). Launched in 1962, it offers vocational and technical qualifications, including apprenticeships, in a range of service sectors. It is currently the market leading AO for the Hair and Beauty sectors.

Course Content

Key modules on this course include: Shampooing and treatment of hair to deal with a range of conditions, Blow-drying, Styling hair using plaiting techniques, Skin care for clients, Hand care for hairdressing professionals.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs at grade F/1 or above.

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio

  • practical assigments

  • written assignments


Progression may be to a Level 1 Hairdressing or Beauty programme, a Level 2 Apprenticeship and / employment within the hairdressing industry.